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Advocates Say Disabled Often Banned From Voting

At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation’s largest county.

07/09/2014

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Beachgoers Warned About Dangerous Rip Currents During July 4 Weekend

Lifeguards are warning Southland beachgoers about the potential for dangerous rip currents during the holiday weekend.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/03/2014

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Sharp Rise In Whooping Cough Cases Reported In LA County

With the number of whooping-cough cases in California now at an epidemic level, local health officials are reporting a sharp increase in the number of infections in Los Angeles County.

06/27/2014

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57 Convicted Sex Offenders Arrested In Southland ICE Operation

The operation, which concluded Wednesday, resulted in 31 arrests in Los Angeles County, 11 in San Bernardino County, eight in Riverside County, four in Orange County, two in Ventura County and one in Santa Barbara County.

06/06/2014

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DOJ Report: LA County Jails Fall Short In Suicide Prevention

Despite progress in some areas, the Los Angeles County jail system fails to provide sufficient suicide-prevention practices to protect prisoners from self-harm, federal prosecutors announced Friday.

06/06/2014

A Los Angeles County Fire Department official demonstrates the hands-only CPR technique. (Photo courtesy LA County Fire)

No More Mouth-To-Mouth: ‘Sidewalk CPR’ Training Offers Hands-Only Technique

People across Los Angeles County Thursday learned lifesaving “hands only” cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/05/2014

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Police Nab Alleged Ring Of Burglars Targeting Indian Families For Gold

Law enforcement announced Wednesday they caught five members of a Long Beach street gang who have allegedly been stealing gold from Indian families across California and Nevada.

06/04/2014

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LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Undergoes Sugery, Stable After Shooting In Long Beach

A Los Angeles County Sheriff deputy has been shot in Long Beach, authorities said Monday.

05/26/2014

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Heal The Bay: LA County Beaches Lead State In Poor Water Quality

Los Angeles County beaches lead the state in poor water quality, according to Heal the Bay’s 24th annual Beach Report Card.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/22/2014

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Deadline Looms For LA County Voters To Register

Time is running out for Los Angeles County residents to register to vote in the upcoming primary election.

05/19/2014

(CBS)

Smoke Advisory Issued For OC, Portions Of LA And Riverside Counties

The South Coast Air Quality Management District Friday issued a smoke advisory for all of Orange County and portions of Los Angeles and Riverside counties.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/16/2014

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Hacienda Heights Man, 51, Convicted Of Sexually Molesting 4 Underage Family Members

A 51-year-old Hacienda Heights man accused of sexually molesting several underage female family members was convicted Wednesday.

05/15/2014

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LA County Mulls Background Checks For Ice Cream Vendors

Officials with Los Angeles County are considering a plan to require ice cream vendors to undergo fingerprinting and background checks.

05/07/2014

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LA County Assessor Indicted On 24 Counts In 2012 Makes $500K Off Taxpayers

A candidate for County Assessor is calling on the Board of Supervisors to take action on John Noguez, who has evidently made over $500,000 with full pay and benefits in the two years since he took a leave of absence from the position.

05/05/2014

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Strong Wind Gusts, High Temps Force Red Flag Warning In Southland

A red flag warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for much of the Southland, which has been hit with strong winds and high temperatures.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/30/2014

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